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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Organizations - C

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

C.E.N.T.S. (Continuing Education Non-traditional Students)

Citation: Rhonda L. Fabrizi, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1989), p. 203.

C.E.N.T.S. (Continuing Education Non-traditional Students) is an organization for B-W students who did not enroll in college immediately after high school; this can include a 21- year old student who waited four years before enrolling in college or a 40-year old homemaker. The long and short of it is that C.E.N.T.S. provides a support network for these students by offering a variety of programs throughout the year to' meet their needs.   

Chinese Students' Club

Citation: “Chinese Students' Club Entertains Faculty,” The Exponent, February 18, 1921, p. 6.

The Chinese Students' Club has been organized in Baldwin-Wallace College for more than half a decade. It is a branch of the Chinese Students' Alliance in North America and a sub-branch of the Chinese Students' World Federal Union.

The objects of this Club are: (a) to labor for the general welfare of the above Alliance and for the betterment of China; (b) to work for the good of the College and cultivate friendly relationship between the two peoples; (c) to promote the common interests of the Chinese students in Baldwin-Wallace College.

They have for this year, seven members: Henry Fung, D. C. Tsien, L. H Chen, H. S. Liang, D. M. Yu, Richard Shan, and T. K. Wong. What the club lacks is size, it makes up in action The spirit of unity and democracy prevails in the club and Hit members feel always toward each other as brothers in a republic.

With the increase in membership am through the kindness of the College authorities the members were able to secure a regular club room on the third floor of the Administration Building for the weekly Club Assembly. With the united effort of the members, the club has been artistically fitted up and beautifully decorated.

On February ll th, at 7 p. m. the doors of the club were opened wide to welcome the members of the College Faculty and their wives and friends for the evening entertainment. An interesting program which was changed by the Club President was provided are as follows:

1. College Song.

2. Devotions, Dr. D. C. Grover.

3. Welcome Speech, Mr. D. C. Tsien.

4. Chinese National Song and Yells.

5. Address, Dr. A. B. Storms,

6. Faculty Program:

a Game, Mr. D. M. Yu, "Friendship" (ending with "America")

b Refreshments

c Facility Quartette

This entertainment, was given -by the members of the club for the purpose, of showing appreciation to the members the Faculty and friends for what they have done for the club members and to pay full respect and hearty gratitude to them.

Fifty-one were present. Their presence was an encouragement and a pleasure to the members of the club. Their kindness and mutual good-will will help the club to interpret to the Chinese people either in person or in correspondence the real American spirit and ideals. For Baldwin-Wallace is introduced into nearly every part of China. The club members express themselves as full of gratitude for all that Baldwin-Wallace College bus done for them and China. Henceforth as one of the club members put it, "in all our undertakings we shall endeavor to see clearly and act nobly so that each succeeding year may be a better one for Baldwin-Wallace, to which we owe so much and which we love so dearly."

Through the power of Christ and the intercommunication of the two peoples, the United States and China shall ever be friends.

Citation: A. Wesley Roehm, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1928), p. 141.

The Club is a branch of the Chinese Students' Alliance in North America and a sub-branch of the Chinese Students' World Federal Union. The Club provides social and fraternal life for the Chinese students on the campus. It works with the purposes of the Alliance in endeavoring to help promote the welfare of the Chinese students in this country and in co-operating with the other organizations in this and other countries for the promotion of international understanding and good will. It especially endeavors to help interpret China to America and better the understanding between the two sister republics.

The Chinese Club at Baldwin-Wallace this year has been composed of two members: George Yuan and James Wang.

Citation: "Chinese Students' Club," 1920-21 Grindstone, page 74.

When you look at this picture, you may think it as "Bachelor Club." That might describe its condition but not its purpose. It is the Chinese Student's Club of Baldwin-Wallace College.

What the club lacks in size, it makes up for in action. In every meeting, both religious and patriotic sentiments are emphasized. All of the members are present in the above photograph except Mr. C. P. Hao, a Senior, who has spent the first semester of his Senior year at the University of Michigan.

The spirit of unity and democracy prevails in our club and we always feel toward each other as brothers in a republic that is a big sister to our own.

We Chinese students represent the great Republic of China in Baldwin Wallace College, and came to this land of dreams for three noble purposes: First, to acquire knowledge and Christian principles; Second, to make friends; Third, to cultivate a better understanding between the United States and China, in order that China may be worthy to be called a sister republic to the greatest government on God's earth. Of course, there is a long way to go until our dreams all come true.

Through the kindness, mutual good-will and helpfulness of every member of the Faculty and friends of the students' body we have gained much useful knowledge and have learned a good many new things, not from class-work alone but from personal contact with others. This kindness shown to us will surely not be in vain as it will help us to interpret to our Chinese people accordingly, the real American spirit which we wish to copy for our beloved China. Undoubtedly these two great sister republics shall ever be friends through the power of Christ and the intercommunication of the students.

We are the privileged few to drink from the fountain of knowledge of American institutions. Our hearts are full of gratitude for all that Baldwin-Wallace College has done for us and China. Henceforth, in all our undertakings we shall endeavor to see clearly and act nobly, that each succeeding year may be a better one for Baldwin-Wallace, to which we owe so much and which we love so dearly.

Choral Union

Citation: Harold A. Speckmann, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1914), p. 129.

 Since its founding in 1902, the Choral Union has enjoyed a popularity the like of which is seldom accorded a musical organization. Prof. F. W. Schneider was its founder and first director, and remained in the capacity of leader till 1908, when Prof. Albert Riemenschneider succeeded him. The Choral Union has enjoyed a steady growth since its organization, and now numbers approximately 150.

During the first semester of this last year one concert was given. Mendelssohn's "Hear My Prayer," a sacred cantata, was presented in a very effective manner, but the climax of the evening was Prof. Carl Riemenschneider's rendition of Grieg's A Minor Concerto. The veritable ovation which he received at its close bore witness to the fact that a lasting impression had been made upon his hearers.

A Musical Festival will be one of the features of Commencement week this spring. On the evenings of June the second and third the Choral Union will render "The Seven Last Words of Christ," by Dubois, Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise," "Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Lord is King," by Joseph Bamby.

Citation: Rhea Benedict, ed., “The Choral Union Is Disbanded—Why?,” The Exponent, December 2, 1921, p. 2.

The Choral Union has again been disbanded because of the futility of trying to conduct it with the dwindling attendance it has had. There are several reasons for the poor attendance and consequent disorganization.

The Men's Glee Club pledged their support and about half of the members reported. Football practice prevented some of the men from coming to rehearsals and now basket ball practice from five to six interferes. However, these reasons are only incidental to the underlying cause, which Professor Riemenschneider stated in chapel Tuesday. He said that what this student body needs more than anything else is the "esprit de corps." If all the members of the Choral Union had had this spirit, none would have stayed away because they preferred to take a walk, or sleep a little before supper. The Glee Club men would have appeared and adjustments of athletic practice hours would have been arranged in the spirit of cooperation. Each one would have felt that his presence counted and would have taken a personal interest in the success or failure of the undertaking. But a student body cannot have an "esprit de corps" as long as each individual is' pulling in a different direction, and that for his personal enjoyment.

Commerce Club

Citation: Ann Skoglund, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1966), p. 49.

This group is designed to help the business student on campus gain a better understanding of the business world through lectures, field trips, and practical experience. Working along with the Investment Club, Commerce Club now has nearly $5,000 which it invests in stocks and bonds. All members take part in making the decisions concerning these securities.

Commuter Activities Board

Citation: Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1987), p. 123.

Commuter Activities Board (C.A.B.) recharged its' battery this year when a core of interested students got keyed up. The purpose of this organization is to add more to the college experience than classes, and to provide commuters with a support network. President Brendan Sheehan helped drive this group to a more enriched campus life with such activities as a Fall hay ride and a Force game. For the first time in this group's history they participated in May Day and captured the Spirit Competition title.

Communter's Club

Citation: Doris Hauser, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1940), p. 23.

A very young organization on the Baldwin -Wallace campus is the Commuters' Club, founded in the fall of 1938. It was organized primarily to provide some means of forming closer associations among those girls who do not live in the dormitories. The organization aims to have some kind of social life - dinners, picnics, dances - for these girls to bring them together.

Their meetings and parties ore held in their own "Commuters' room" at Hulet Hall. The room was newly decorated this year by the girls with the assistance of Mrs. Ruth Baur, Deon of Women. The faculty women ore honored guests at various meetings throughout the year. Under the guidance of Arline Foley several occasions will remain outstanding in the memories of these girls. Among these ore the rush party for the commuting freshman girls, held in the fall, the Christmas party and the spring banquet in honor of all the faculty women.

Concert Band

Citation: Glenn F. Wickes, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1941), p. 55.

Bang! Bang! Boom! Boom!-We hear that during football season, but the personnel of the college band is changed a bit after the tramping and marching is over. The boys have sore feet, so they turn the outfit into a concert band. In other words, they sit down to play.

The walls of the Fanny Nast Gamble Auditorium really shake and quiver a couple of times a year. The band gives two grand concerts. They don't play just at home either. People in other communities of the state like to hear good music, too. So the B-W Concert Band travels to other towns and cities to let others hear their superb music. The purpose of this Concert Band is to perform good Band literature in the best possible manner.

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Cooperative Council

Citation: Alvin Norcross, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1939), p. 23.

The Cooperative Council rules in matters concerned with student government. It directs all student elections, arranges the activities budget, and is, in general, representative of student will, bringing the three parties of college activity- faculty, student, and administrative into closer understanding. The Council consists of the presidents of the four classes, three faculty members, one administrator, the editors of the two publications, and the President Elect. This year has witnessed the initiation of more all-college affairs, the poll on Student Honesty, the chapel forum on student government, plus a mélange of other activities.

Citation: Glenn F. Wickes, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1941), p. 18.

A means of promoting closer understanding among the three factions of college activity-the faculty, the student body, and the administration, the Cooperative Council is the governing body of the campus. It is for all students and it works hard to satisfy student desires.

There is a complete representation from all corners of college life: the presidents of four classes, a man and a woman representative from each class, three faculty members, the president of the student assembly, and the editors of the Exponent and the Grindstone, who are non-voting members.

Its duty is to arrange the activity budget. Although the budget was somewhat reduced this year, the Council was still able to encourage and realize more all-college affairs. A good example was the Valentine Dance which heretofore had been dropped as "unnecessary." Good old stand-bys are the all-college roast, the pumphandle, stunt-night, and the May Day breakfast which is sponsored in cooperation with the Y.W.C.A. and the Y.M.C.A. Another important duty is the directing of student elections which this year was a difficult task.

Cosmopolitan Club

Citation: Ann Skoglund, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1966), p. 56.

Viet Nam- Thailand-Spain-Puerto Rico- The United States of America-a geography lesson? In one sense, yes, but as countries they represent some of the homelands of the twenty members of the Cosmopolitan Club. Foreign students and American students joined together in an effort to promote understanding between different cultures within the club and on campus. Dean Maxwell, Reverend Mr. Moore, and Dr. Stickford, the club's advisors aid in the visiting of cultural and economic centers in the Cleveland area. The organization also works in conjunction with the International Affairs Commission of the Student Council to have foreign students speak at cultural events.